10 terrorists killed near Afghan border

PESHAWAR Apr. 13: Security forces killed as many as 10 terrorists near the border with Afghanistan.

Ten unidentified bodies were recovered near the Pak-Afghan bordering area in Mohmand Agency on Sunday. Political administration sources said that bullet riddled bodies of 10 persons were found in tehsil Baizai of Mohmand Agency, the area located near the Pak-Afghan border. The bodies were shifted to Ghallanai Hospital for medico-legal formalities and identification. Some sources said that the deceased were killed in a clash between criminal tribal gangs while others feared that they were kidnapped, killed and bodies dumped in the said area. Political administration of Mohmand Agency was investigating into the matter.

Pakistan has been carrying out a military operation in the tribal areas to clear it of Pakistan Taliban militants. Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif earlier this month reviewed progress of operation Zarb-e-Azb in Khyber Agency. According to DG ISPR Major General Asim Salim Bajwa, the COAS visited frontline troops amidst an ongoing operation in Khyber Agency. He reviewed phenomenal progress so far in eliminating terrorists. General Sharif was briefed that that 263 hard-core terrorists have been killed after being surrounded in Tirah and Khyber from all sides.